Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation is a registered UK charity, working to raise awareness of the importance of safer travel to anyone going travelling. CRF works with the education sector, the Foreign Office and other organisations to provide easily accessible and helpful information about safe travel.
We believe in travel and think that everyone should be free to see the world, we will always encourages people to follow their dreams but to also recognise and prioritise life’s values wherever they may be.
Let it go…
If you are ever confronted by anyone wanting to take your personal belongings please remember, just let it go!
“Nothing is worth more than your life.”
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”
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Free to download the Safer Travel App is an easily accessible source of essential information about travel destinations around the globe, packed with specific information about tourist and backpacker destinations, providing travel safety tips as well as suggesting must-see highlights and attractions.
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Are you planning a gap year before heading to university? Whether you intend to travel alone, visit popular resorts or explore far flung places, general safety advice applies to everyone, wherever you may be.
Choose the safer rooms. Rooms in hostels and hotels should be chosen with care. Avoid rooms with burglar bars which eliminate a potential escape route.
We have put our heads together and come up with these important points to remember while you’re enjoying your gap year experience.
Everyone is aware of their personal tolerance to alcohol so if you feel odd, nauseous, tipsy or wasted and you know that you cannot be drunk, it is possible that your drink has been spiked with either drugs or alcohol.
The first thing to remember is DON’T PANIC. If you discover that your bag is lost or stolen you should: Report your credit cards as being lost or stolen to your bank.
Girls’ Travel Club was started by Becci Coombes, following two long trips backpacking around the world. She wrote a journal full of tips, recipes, anecdotes and bad jokes while she was travelling and kept notes of all the remedies she found useful.
Emergency Medical Expenses covers Emergency treatment and gets you home if necessary. Make sure you have this cover, if nothing else. If you have a medical condition(s), do tell the Insurance Company.
Although some of us live in an equal society, many people in the world do not and in some places, women are treated quite differently from men.
Often, many travellers are not necessarily aware of the different cultures and habits of the country they are visiting.
Always do your research before you go. Find out about the different cultures and laws where you plan to visit. Even America, Australia and other English-speaking countries have different ways from the UK.
Zimbabwe is a beautiful country. Despite its touchy political situation and fragile economy, this landlocked jewel in Southern Africa is well worth a visit.
Going out in York. It reaches a point where young people want their independence; they are old enough to look after themselves. This may be true but with age comes experience and wisdom, and this should not be forgotten.
I travelled to Morocco with a friend from college, Rachel, for two weeks. We arranged it through a company and it was made up of around 14 people of all ages, from the UK and Australia.
At the age of 32 I kinda thought I was really streetwise and at ‘one’ with surroundings! I have lived in various cities around the world and have learnt how to conduct myself as a adult – or so I thought!
The Financial Services Ombudsman has found Boots’ travel insurance, provider, AIG/Chartis, guilty of unreasonably using small print to avoid a claim and ordered them to pay in full.
More than three years have passed since this unfortunate event. Luckily, nothing tragic then happened to me. I was neither raped nor stabbed, sequestrated nor assaulted; I was only threatened.
The trip to Nepal was something we’d been planning for nearly a year. Myself and three friends had booked a ten day trek around the Annapurnas in the Himalayas, followed by five weeks in India.
Last year comedian Matt Lacey’s alter ego, the ridiculously annoying but hilariously funny ‘Orlando’, became an Internet sensation.
Rebekka was a 23 year old girl full of life who went backpacking for the first time in 2001. She travelled and worked for 8 months but unfortunately her time was cut short.
Walking safaris are a great way to see wildlife in Africa. It adds an extra dimension to your safari experience especially when you are exploring a Big Five national park such as Pilanesberg in South Africa.
The river cruise is such a safe way to travel. You are escorted on and off the ship. Tour guides are with you constantly along with some of the crew from the ship.
Turkey is a beautiful country, full of history and culture. Istanbul is one of its major cities and a very popular tourist destination.
Cannes in the south France is an amazing town. For 10 days a year, it hosts the Cannes Film Festival. Thousands of people descend on this beautiful coastal town.
Elly Pegg has been awarded the Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation Psychology prize. The prize is presented each year in memory of ex-York College student, Caroline Stuttle
Amy Lee has been awarded the Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation Psychology prize. The prize is presented each year in memory of ex-York College student, Caroline Stuttle
Alexandra Lloyd has been awarded the Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation Psychology prize. The prize is presented each year in memory of ex-York College student, Caroline Stuttle
Corinne Hepworth has been awarded the Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation Psychology prize. The prize is presented each year in memory of ex-York College student, Caroline Stuttle
Emily Ackroyd has been awarded the Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation Psychology prize. The prize is presented each year in memory of ex-York College student, Caroline Stuttle
Emily Dunn, an ex-Millthorpe pupil who planned to study psychology as part of a Social and Political Science course at King’s College, Cambridge.
Helen Musgrove plans to have a gap year during which she will work and travel. The ex-Oaklands school pupil plans to go on to study psychology at Durham University